Health Care and the Abandonment of Pro-Life Principle
In a first-time feature, the editors of Public Discourse respond to the editors of Commonweal.
Morality, Rationality, and Natural Law
We should prefer natural law thinking to utilitarianism — here’s why.
The Way of Wendell Berry
Americans know how to talk of progress in terms of consumer goods, individual liberties, and power over nature, but have no use for the language of communal health and the idea of discipline. Wendell Berry provides a way forward.
Pornography and the Muslim World
Promoting a sexually permissive pop-culture in the Muslim world gets the true foundations of ordered liberty wrong. In defining our ideals by rejecting our enemy’s, we go from one extreme to another, and miss the virtuous mean.
Exporting Death to Kenya
America’s abortion laws may inspire a dangerous provision in Kenya’s new constitution.
How Red States Reduce the Abortion Rate: A Response to Andrew Koppelman
Andrew Koppelman’s claim that red states and the religious right increase abortions doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.
Free Will and Biology
Biological reductionism doesn’t disprove the notion of free will.
Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies
A new book warns against the political consequences of abusing language.